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Judge Gálvez Orders the Opening of a Public Oral Debate | Statement by the AJR and CALDH

Today Guatemalan society is witness to an historic event, for the first time in our country, a judge has ordered the opening of a trial for the crimes of genocide and crimes against humanity. Judge Miguel Ángel Gálvez ordered the opening of the public oral debate that allows the court to hear the respective evidence […]

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Amnesty for Rios Montt?

In a few days, the Guatemalan Constitutional Court will decide whether or not to give amnesty to genocidal general Rios Montt. If they do, the serious crimes that the Guatemalan army committed in 1982 and 1983, when Rios Montt was (de-facto) President of the Republic and Minister of Defense, will remain in impunity. During 36 […]

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Rios Mont will be tried for genocide

Doña Teresa I met her in 2003 when she was giving her testimony to a social anthropologist, a psychologist and an Ixil-Spanish translator. Well under five – feet tall, she told the story of how she was gang-raped by soldiers of the Guatemalan army in her village just outside of the town of the Nebaj, […]

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